Posts Tagged ‘android’
start form nothing in 2004, android become promising mobile operating system in 2010. some analysis said that will overthrow its older brothers, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Apple next year. CNN said, this is android sensation. another phenomenon, the application proliferate on a very high rate growth. this is actually the open source nature, when the freedom to develop give the strength to beat the giant.
According to recent statistics from AndroidLib.com, the Android Marketplace saw 9,331 new mobile applications added to its app store during the month of March, 2010. This number is even more phenomenal when you look at the Android Marketplace’s historical growth. In December of last year, for example, there were 3,807 new applications added to the Android app store. By January, 4,458 more were added. In February, 5,532 arrived. And now, 9,331. If this trend continues, we could possibly see a month this year where the number of new applications tops 5 digits. And with numbers like this, Android could soon give Apple a run for its money.
the growth is phenomenal. CNET said that the growth show the big potential of android as mobile operating system. but such a high rate proliferation of android apps not always bring good implication as CNN said:
For users, it means apps in the store could be buggy, might not work well depending on their handsets, and could deliver a frustrating experience.
so, be careful android. despite the growth is phenomenon, frustrating experience is also the next possibility.
it is a simple history that initiate the history of the giant wannabe. in 2004 google bought a startup company that focused on the development of a smartphone operating system called android. the development is still going on, but google make it free as an open source. the the proliferation is going on. various phone maker join the development and provide the best hardware for such smart operating system.
then the questin is why android going to be the biggest ? the most important things is its nature as open-sourced software. there is freedom for various software developer to participate and make android even smarter than other.